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Dawn Marrs & Traci Reuter ~ Making Marketing Fun and Profitable In A Social World!

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The Social Media Marketing Happy Hour Podcast hosted by Dawn Marrs & Traci Reuter is designed for the entrepreneur, solopreneur, small business owner and marketing leader who is ready to learn to leverage organic social media marketing, sales funnels, Facebook advertising and Instagram ads. Grow your email list, generate more leads and sales and just be more effective with your marketing. Each episode is jam packed with success tips & nuggets to help you succeed in your entrepreneurial journey.
 
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Connor Pence won the National Proficiency Award in Goat Production in 2021, and I could have easily titled this episode "how to win a national proficiency in goat production". However, when I really reflected on this interview, Connor is teaching everyone how to win a national proficiency in any category. Yes, Connor's area of focus is goats, but i…
 
Addy Stuever Battel is the 2021 National Proficiency Winner in the category of "Service Learning". After hearing her story there is no question why she won this award. With that said, there is a lot more to her story that makes this such a valuable interview. Addy was a homeschooled student who was able to participate in the FFA. I know from receiv…
 
Tip Of The Week Does your saddle have a serial number? If it does, write it down. Rural Crime In The U.S. BOL Story - https://www.wkow.com/news/crime/tractor-reported-stolen-from-juneau-county/article_abdd8282-7973-11ec-9890-3f536479676e.html https://www.wsfa.com/2022/01/19/horses-death-leads-animal-cruelty-arrests-dallas-county/ Across The Pond, D…
 
How about sub-contracting as a corporate pilot as your form of off-farm income? Seem impossible? I would have thought it was unrealistic until I interviewed today's guest, Andrew Ambrose. Andrew owns his own business, Fly Twins LLC, and he farms 750 acres in Southeast Missouri in addition to that. If that is not enough, he also owns his own excavat…
 
Benjamin Olander won a National Proficiency Award at the National FFA Convention in October of 2021, and I was lucky enough to be back stage and to interview him as what had just happened sank in for him. I knew as we conducted that interview that I'd like to have him on the show for a full interview, so we set it up and get to feature him today. B…
 
I believe that self-sufficiency or independence is one of the main reasons that we love the agricultural lifestyle. I was reminded of that this morning with something as simple and mundane as making my own candles. In today's episode I want to discuss this with you and why in the world I am making my own candles! Alex Wild's Youtube Channel About B…
 
Mackenzie Henning is a natural born seed breeder. You might not think such a person exists, but I am here to tell you that they do. Mackenzie grew up around agriculture and farming in typical, Upper Mid-West crop rotation of corn, wheat and soybeans. However, about five years ago her parents made a change and started growing seed corn. This led Mac…
 
Tip Of The Week Reinforce the values of honesty. There is too much dishonesty in the world today, i.e. politicians, phone solicitors, emails, social media, etc. Rural Crime In The U.S. https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2022/jan/14/other-days/ (1st Story is from 100 years ago and interesting) https://thecrimereport.org/2022/01/13/southern-oregon-o…
 
Our guest today is a 4th generation farmer, and he is trying to reclaim a farming operation that was lost in his family so that the operation can go into the 5th and 6th generations and beyond. Corey Strothman has an interesting story of growing up on his families farm and then his father having to stop farming independently and lease out their gro…
 
Tomorrow we are profiling an agricultural entrepreneur using multi-level marketing to leverage his knowledge of farming to create his off-farm income. I thought that my interview with Megan Dwyer from 2018 when we talked about all the different entrepreneurial endeavors she and her husband were involved in to support their farm would be a great tie…
 
Today's guest has experienced all aspect of the business cycle, and he did it all in high school! Ayden Gartenlaub was encouraged by his father to get involved in the agriculture program and FFA at Highland High School when he was a freshman. His father had grown up in agriculture and knew the benefits it would provide to Ayden. So, Ayden reluctant…
 
andon Bazemore was a National Proficiency Finalist in 2021. He worked his way through multiple steps of a process of applications, interviews, section wins, state wins and more interviews to finally reach the stage in Indianapolis. This is definitely a demonstration of hard work, dedication and participation in the FFA but, as Landon would tell you…
 
Tip Of The Week Reinforce your roadside fences with hotwire Rural Crime In The U.S. (BOL) https://www.nbc4i.com/news/local-news/delaware-county/sheriff-searching-for-a-horse-thief-in-delaware-county/ https://www.gbtribune.com/news/local-news/cattle-theft-report-draws-attention-state-crime-unit/ https://www.redbluffdailynews.com/2022/01/06/theft-of-…
 
Some time during high school I was exposed to the concept of vertical integration. Even though I did not have any aspirations of running my own business at that time, I was able fascinated with the concept and admired the people who do this. That is still true today. My guest today, Cinde Moore, is just one of those people. She and her husband Mark…
 
Molly McClure is a fierce competitor in the FFA, but she is also a fierce competitor in sports. At Hugoton High School she ran cross country, played point guard and ran track. For several year the National FFA Convention fell on the same weekend as the state cross country meets, so she never went. However, that was all supposed to change in 2020, r…
 
I met Cassie Carter at the 2021 National FFA Convention. I was in a room interviewing National Proficiency Winners, and she had just won a national proficiency award in the category of Agricultural Services. Cassie had been working in her families taxidermy business, Trophy Taker Taxidermy, since she was about six years old, and this seemed like a …
 
Happy New Year everyone! And here is a to a great 2022! Below are some of the most notable moments of 2021 as well as our most downloaded episodes of 2021! Most Downloaded of 2021 Rural Crime 970 FFA 973 Friday Show 969 Tuesday Episode 966 Re-Cap Episode 1004 Notable 2021 Moments All of us having Covid Hattie’s conduct team winning state Hattie’s c…
 
Tiffany and her husband, Matt, both grew up in a city environment, St. Louis, Missouri, and did not have exposure to rural living or agriculture. They were entrepreneurs, running an electrical contracting business for which Matt was the electrician, and they were busy! So busy in fact that work and hustle were all that they knew. A simpler life was…
 
For the past several years the issue of mental health in the agricultural community has become more and more mainstream with some of the stigma slipping away. About the time this really started to take hold Madisen Jolliff was noticing that this existed all on her own. At the same time she was just coming into the FFA and looking for a project for …
 
Fresh off of the high of the National FFA Convention I returned home to my studio and can you believe it, my very first interview with was with Tristan Wirkus, who had just one a National Proficiency Award! There is literally so much good going on at the National Convention that I just cannot keep up. My interview with Tristan has been on the calen…
 
Merry Christmas everyone! I always love creating and recording our Christmas episode for your each year. However, this year is a little bit different. This year I have a guest on the show for Christmas who is a person who has done something very compassionate for people who are unbelievably less fortunate than anyone born here in the United States …
 
The Mackay High School FFA Chapter holds a "Christmas Bazaar" every year, right after the Thanksgiving break to bring the small and isolated community as well as people from the surrounding communities together. The bazaar features some food, some singing and Christmas spirit, but the real emphasis is on community support. This year 49 different sm…
 
Since Christmas is almost here, I think this interview is appropriate! Learn how one FFA member is making a difference to children by purchasing them Christmas presents from money raised by the Wilcox County High School FFA Chapter of Rachelle, Georgia. Listening to this interview will surely get you into the holiday spirit.…
 
Today's interview is special. I rarely get to interview a student, or any guest for that matter, face to face. However, I had accidentally scheduled an interview with Luke Jennings for when he would be at the National FFA Convention and I would be traveling to the convention. So, we decided to do the interview in person in Indianapolis. My studio f…
 
Hi everyone, Merry Christmas and welcome to our Tuesday episode for the week of Christmas, 2021. In today's episode I'll be talking about some career validation from law enforcement, making a slight revision to our previous rural crime episode and getting pumped for Montana State University being in the national championship game for the first time…
 
The unbelievable stories that I am privileged to cover on this show just never stop! Today I am talking with National Proficiency Finalist, Miles Lee. Miles has an incredible story on many, many levels. To begin, Miles grew up in the city but he and his family would vacation at his Great Uncle's farm in Alabama where they raised pigs and chickens. …
 
Rural Crime In The U.S. https://www.ktvq.com/news/montana-ag-network/montana-livestock-brand-re-record-deadline-dec-31 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4U_0V1nLC8 Across The Pond, Down Under And Up Above https://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/people/eastbourne-police-say-dog-attacks-on-sheep-leave-scene-like-a-horror-story-3496680 https://bc.ctvne…
 
Today, Tom Boyer of the American Goat Federation, joins me to talk about the demand for goats, long term trends and the challenges of having supply meet demand for goat in the U.S. It is a great time to be a knowledgeable goat producer with the correct infrastructure in the U.S., but the allure of high prices can also be the catalyst to getting som…
 
One of the great things about hosting this podcast is that I get to speak with people in every stage of development in their agricultural journeys. Today, I am proud to speak with Shayla Russell. Shayla is just beginning her sophomore year of high school in a beautiful part of Montana, and she is just beginning the development of her own cattle her…
 
I just wrapped up my annual "creative retreat" where I get to focus on nothing but growing, improving and sustaining the Off-Farm Income Podcast. This retreat traditionally happens in Ketchum, Idaho and this year there was no snow. So, I spent a lot of time walking into and out of town. These walks took me to parts of town that I do not normally tr…
 
Back in 2018 I interviewed a high school sophomore named Kaelyn Sumner who was just starting her first agricultural business with honey bees called "K's Bees". At the time she told me about her interest in insects, bees and doing research beyond her entrepreneurship SAE. Fast forward to today, and Kaelyn is a freshman in college at Kansas State Uni…
 
As you know, I don't normally conduct interviews for our rural crime episode. However, every now and then an article about rural crime will pop into my inbox and compel me to do just that. This week I am featuring an interview with Dr. Diane Charlton, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics at Montana State University in Bozeman. Dr. Charlton…
 
Carol Herden is an incredible agricultural sculptor, and this has led her to a full-time career doing what she loves - sculpting farm animals. It is fascinating to me anytime I see an artist develop their craft into a career, and even more so when they do it creating art that resembles agriculture. However, in Carol's case, her journey might be eve…
 
Re purposing vintage and scrap items is a growing hobby for many people today. Not only is today's guest using old farm materials that might otherwise be burned or go to a landfill, she is creating unique artwork. This interview is a replay showcasing Monica's ag background and how that led her to creating artwork using farm scrap materials…
 
Our guest today knows the meaning of a legacy, the meaning of hard work and the reward of seeing your hard work turn into revenue. Jill Uken is a 3rd generation FFA student whose grandfather's membership inspired her and her brothers to join. Jill also witnessed the sweet potato business that her older brother started when he was in the FFA, and sh…
 
Well, out here in the West we are in a familiar pattern, a pattern of less than optimal forecasts that offer a bit of precipitation and then fall part as they get closer to us. Right now we are experiencing a "weird" La Niña and it is keeping everything dry and warm. For those of us out here in the West we are the complete opposite of all of you wh…
 
Our guest today, Avery Winters, is her FFA Chapter's President, raises pigs for her supervised agricultural experience and has been a Texas State Proficiency Finalist as well as a District Proficiency Winner in swine production - and she lives in a subdivision. Across the nation we are seeing the enrollment in more and more high school FFA chapters…
 
Tip Of The Week Pay extra attention to newly planted fruit trees? Rural Crime In The U.S. https://www.alabamanews.net/2021/12/01/thieves-steal-farm-equipment-in-dallas-co/ https://wsbt.com/news/local/tractors-stolen-crashed-in-fulton-county https://www.enewscourier.com/news/local_news/sheriffs-office-searching-for-stolen-farm-equipment/article_9af7…
 
One of my favorite things about hosting this show is catching entrepreneurs and families at the beginning stages of their journeys and being able to see their vision with them. That is certainly true of my interview with Marrianne and Greg Russell, the owners of Rock Bridge Farmstead in Kentucky. Listen in for their whole story.…
 
In today's interview I get to connect with a listener of the show and talk about how he and his wife are making their farm dream come true. I will be speaking with Justin Farrish from West Virginia. Justin has a really interesting farm story. This farm was started by his great-grandfather in the first half of the 20th Century. West Virginia is rock…
 
Sometimes when I conduct an interview I can find myself talking for hours if I am not careful. Usually this is because there are so many different aspects of the guest's story that I could investigate the time just seems to flow by. That was definitely possible in today's interview with National Proficiency Finalist and Minnesota State Officer, Nic…
 
How many of you find yourselves sitting in your home in the evening after being on your farm all day, tired from physical labor and thinking "this is exactly the life I want"? I had that experience on Sunday night, and it came on the tail end of a lot of physical work. This was just further proof to me that work is not the enemy, the wrong job is t…
 
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